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Melbourne Bike Share

Melbourne Bike Share

Melbourne Bike Share

 

Melbourne Bike share ceased its operations from November 2019

Web: http://www.melbournebikeshare.com.au

Face Book: https://www.facebook.com/MelbBikeShare

Melbourne Bike Share is designed for short trips across the city by sharing bicycles stationed at 51 locations throughout the city. There are around 600 Bicycles and the program is run by RACV in a public – private partnership.

The User purchases a subscription that suits them, take the bike when they need it and then return it to one of the 51 bike stations throughout the city. The subscription rates kept low to encourage more people taking up bike share. One year subscription costs under $60 and one day subscription cost under $3 ( as on May 2015)

Due to the low ridership, government’s plans to sell it to a private operator who could invigorate and expand the system could not go ahead. The legal requirement to wear a helmet has been cited as an explanation for the scheme’s persistently low patronage, with critics arguing it puts off casual users. To overcome this teething problem, thousands of $5 helmets are sold near docking stations.

In 2013 Government started to provide free courtesy helmets on bikes by attaching the helmets to the handle bars of a portion of the Bike share fleet.

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      Web: http://www.melbournebikeshare.com.au Face Book: https://www.facebook.com/MelbBikeShare Melbourne Bike Share is designed for short trips across th
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      keykey
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      Daniel Andrew Government scrapped the $2 million-a-year blue bike share program ” in September 2019 saying despite being introduced in 2010 each bike is only being used on average once a day, which makes the program a failure.

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      keykey
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      The Singapore-based company ‘O Bikes’ introduced the dockless bike hire service in Melbourne in 2017 in competition with the Melbourne Bike Share program, which requires riders to pick up and drop off bikes at stations dotted around the city.
      But O Bikes could be left any where which is tracked by an application. The system was abused by people.

      These yellow bicycles quickly caused headaches in Melbourne as people dumped them on footpaths and streets. Others have been thrown into waterways, including the Yarra River, found up trees and on roofs, and been converted into street art.

      The company tried to comply with a memorandum of understanding (MOU) set out by the Melbourne council to regulate the scheme, but there had been hurdles. Finally in 2018 the company stopped its services and left Melbourne.

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      In 2020 Uber announced that it will introduce Dockless Bicycles in Melbourne. Uber’s orange and electric Jump fleet rolling out to three local councils.

      Riders will be able to use the ride-sharing giant’s app to find about 400 electric bicycles within the boundaries of Melbourne, Yarra and Port Phillip from March 2020.

      The scheme will run over a 12-month trial as a replacement service for the city’s long-running “blue bike” scheme, which was dumped because of poor patronage.

      Anyone who misuses or incorrectly parks their ride could also be fined or banned via the Uber app.

      Let us hope this bicycle scheme will be successful

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